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Let me say straight off that I am not particularly interested in boats. In fact this was a shot borne out of frustration at not being able to get what I wanted. Those of you who have seen my PF (subtle plug) will know that I have a certain fascination with a jetty that looks across the Thames at Gravesend. I was standing on said jetty this particular evening waiting to get an image looking down its length towards Tilbury Power Station. The problem was that most of Gravesends rowing club were also on the jetty which was preventing me from taking advantage of some of the most glorious evening light I had witnessed with camera in hand (or on tripod in this case) for some time. So what to do? The answer was swing the camera 180 degrees to the left and look for a focal point to accompany the sunset. Bingo! One sunset with boat. Not a sailing ship or Thames barge unfortunately but the HM customs patrol boat. Still any port (or mooring) in a storm..
Derek

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Thames Patrol
Username:derekhansen derekhansen
Uploaded:4 Sep 2013 - 6:43 AM
Tags:General, Gravesend, Hm customs, Landscape / travel, Patrol boat, Thames, Transport
Votes:39

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
4 Sep 2013 - 6:46 AM

A stunning photo born out of your frustration Smile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33120 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 6:57 AM

An image of two halves Derek, one of beauty and one of security...

Regards Nathan

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 8:05 AM

had to get shot with that light Derek.
Nice.
Regards Richard.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 8:43 AM

Like the write up, Derek, but you don't need a plug, the image itself should encourage further investigation. Lovely light and glossy reflection. The image has shades of a modern day Turner Smile

Dave

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64371 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 9:10 AM

SUper light on this. You've made the Thames look quite romantic.
x

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mlseawell
mlseawell e2 Member 4mlseawell vcard United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 - 9:21 AM

Still a great image! Nicely done.

Mark

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jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 1045 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
4 Sep 2013 - 9:24 AM

Beautiful Light. Well captured
jenni

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 9:47 AM

Very nicely done Derek...superb light and subject. Good to see you didn't waste the evening Wink

Mike

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 9:57 AM

So frustrating when the planned shoot is out of your control Derek, but hey not all lost on a beautiful evening Wink


LesF

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 10:57 AM


Quote: So frustrating when the planned shoot is out of your control Derek, but hey not all lost on a beautiful evening Wink


LesF

You are right Les. I think I took around 5 shots in total that evening but got chatting to a fellow togger and spent over an hour just enjoying the light.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 2:07 PM

That rippled reflected sky is superb and I think probably stronger than the sky itself, the patch of blue leads across the water very effectively.

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charlotte
charlotte e2 Member 1034 forum postscharlotte vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 2:09 PM

That's the name of the game that we're in Derek and even though we know it, the frustration is none the less. On a positive though...you came away with a decent image Wink

Charlotte

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 2:38 PM

Excellent Image!! I like it a lot!!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 2:46 PM

Stunning colour and a well composed image. ........Sandy

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 10:12 PM

It is frustrating when you made all the effort and not able to get the shot you had planned, but this is lovely shot with superb evening light.
Thanks for the UA.
regards
Yung

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2013 - 11:30 PM

The light last Sunday evening was simply stunning - where was I? Behind the wheel on the M4 with no chance of stopping - doh!
Glad you made great use of the stunning conditions, Derek
Alun

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2013 - 10:01 PM

Perfection!

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 10249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2013 - 9:16 AM

Well, if this was a fall back, I'd loved to have seen what you planned to shoot! Wonderful light and colour Derek.
Smile

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